NTSB Identification: NYC04LA188.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 08, 2004 in Pittstown, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Piper PA-32R-301, registration: N4171D
Injuries: 4 Minor.

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After initiating a go-around, the pilot felt the airplane was not climbing adequately. About 3/4 down the runway, he reduced the throttle and lowered the nose, to execute a forced landing to a field. The airplane then impacted a tree. The pilot reported no mechanical deficiencies with the airplane.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's failure to obtain a proper climb rate during a go-around, which resulted in a forced landing and subsequent impact with a tree.

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